Rib Fest 2013The Waterfront District BIA is thrilled to present its Second Annual Ribfest to the Waterfront District a free family-friendly, three-day food and music extravaganza! Along with Motor & Muscles Saturday & Sunday!

This spectacular and sinfully delicious event will be taking place August 23, 24 and 25, 2013.

Positioning itself as one of the leading annual events in the Thunder Bay and surrounding area, The Waterfront District’s Ribfest brings together 4 Ribber Teams from Southern Ontario, hungry to compete for the Best Ribs Title, and more than 20,000 people hungry to taste their mouth-watering fare.

Our event will include great musical guests, and activities and games for kids of all ages – all in beautiful downtown Thunder Bay’s Entertainment District!

The proceeds from this free event go directly to the community our goal and objective is to build a stronger vibrant and healthy downtown Waterfront and to enrich our community – a good cause, good food, good times and the perfect way to bid farewell to summer!

The Waterfront District BIA is excited to help promote the vibrant downtown Waterfront core of beautiful Thunder Bay.

Thank you for your support.


We Recommend Taking Transit to Ribfest 2013. Visit to plan your ride!

Shuttle will operate between the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and bus stop 1312 Red River & Court



Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Friends of the Waterfront District

Northwood Family Dental ~ ScotiaMcLeod ~ A1 Sewage ~ Shoreline Motel ~ Thunder Bay Grounds Crew

Firedog Communications ~ Prezio Electric ~ Clow Darling ~ PepsiCo ~ Arctic Ice ~ CEDC



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